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Is Google’s newest smartphone right for you?

November 2nd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018november2android_a, android, google, google assistant, Hardware, mobile security, new releases, pixel, smartphone 2018november2android_a, android, google, google assistant, Hardware, mobile security, new releases, pixel, smartphone

Companies that want their employees to have the best mobile devices for work usually choose one of three devices, a Pixel, one of the Galaxy S phones, or an iPhone. The Pixel phone is Google’s flagship device, and although it’s price isn’t much different from the competition, it’s packed with business benefits. Let’s review the latest iteration.

5 tricks you can do with Android and Chrome

October 3rd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018october3android_a, android, chrome, combination, computer, duo, google, it, pair, phone, team, technology 2018october3android_a, android, chrome, combination, computer, duo, google, it, pair, phone, team, technology

Using a Google account across your devices makes many things like email, web browsing, and managing your calendar a lot more convenient. Here are five tricks you might not yet know you can do when you sync Chrome with your Android phone.

Which web browser is perfect for you?

September 20th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018september20webandcloud_a, apple, chrome, edge, google, microsoft, opera, safari, Web & Cloud, web browsers 2018september20webandcloud_a, apple, chrome, edge, google, microsoft, opera, safari, Web & Cloud, web browsers

The battle of the web browsers has raged on for years. While the classic rivalry between Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer has long passed, we are now facing a broader field of competition. There are currently four web browsers competing for space in your hard drive, and we've drawn up this list of their advantages and...

Work productively with Chrome extensions

August 1st, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august1webandcloud_a, business, chrome, extensions, google, productivity, Web & Cloud, work 2018august1webandcloud_a, business, chrome, extensions, google, productivity, Web & Cloud, work

Well over half of all surveyed internet users utilize Google’s Chrome web browser, and it’s not difficult to see why. The ability to customize your browser via third party apps, extensions, and more makes web surfing a truly personalized experience. Keep on reading to discover the most practical extensions to enhance productivity.

Improve the value of your business data

July 17th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july17business_a, analysis, analytics, business, business intelligence, business value, data, google, microsoft 2018july17business_a, analysis, analytics, business, business intelligence, business value, data, google, microsoft

Are you making the most of your business’s greatest assets? The data your employees and customers generate is an unsung hero, just waiting to take your business to the next level. Obviously, enough information can help any company make better decisions, but how can a small or medium-sized organization use data analysis to increase revenue?

Chrome to mark HTTP as 'not secure'

June 14th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018june14webandcloud_a, android, browsers, chrome, encryption, google, http, https, isp, let’s encrypt, lighthouse, mac, Security, security, Web & Cloud, windows 2018june14webandcloud_a, android, browsers, chrome, encryption, google, http, https, isp, let’s encrypt, lighthouse, mac, Security, security, Web & Cloud, windows

Google Chrome currently marks HTTPS-encrypted sites with a green lock icon and “Secure” sign. And starting in July, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as "not secure.” Google hopes this move will nudge users away from the unencrypted web. Read on to learn more about the forthcoming changes.

Android P: Features to Look Forward To

May 25th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018may25android_c, android, android oreo, android p, features, google, mobile, operating system 2018may25android_c, android, android oreo, android p, features, google, mobile, operating system

Fans of Android mobile devices look forward to each new version of Google's operating system as it shows off new features. Aside from being easier and more efficient for developers to create applications on it, there are some improvements for consumers to look forward to when they update or buy a device that runs the new Android P.

New Gmail features you need to use now

May 11th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018may11webandcloud_a, email, google, new gmail, productivity, Web & Cloud, web and cloud 2018may11webandcloud_a, email, google, new gmail, productivity, Web & Cloud, web and cloud

The first thing you’ll notice in the new Gmail for web is its uncluttered look, but there’s plenty more to be excited about. Greater security, easy-to-use sidebar apps and inline buttons, and more have been added to improve Gmail users’ experience. Here’s a quick rundown of all the features you need to start using now.

Chrome, Edge, Firefox to Support Biometrics

April 27th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018april27webandcloud_a, biometrics, chrome, edge, firefox, google, microsoft, mozilla, Web & Cloud, windows 10 2018april27webandcloud_a, biometrics, chrome, edge, firefox, google, microsoft, mozilla, Web & Cloud, windows 10

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox will soon support web-based biometric authentication. The leading internet browsers are expected to allow users to sign into online profiles through fingerprint scanners, voice authentication, facial recognition, and the like. Online biometric authentication through these browsers requires no...

Android phones miss vital security patches

April 24th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018april24android_a, android, google, huawei, nokia, patch, samsung, security, smartphone, update 2018april24android_a, android, google, huawei, nokia, patch, samsung, security, smartphone, update

Android manufacturers routinely update their products with the latest security patches to keep users safe from all manner of threats. Or so they would have you believe. According to recent reports, Android phone manufacturers may have accidentally missed a few critical patches. Here’s everything you need to know.